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Regional Rail Revival major package out to market

Posted: 27 Mar 2019

A year of planning and design work has culminated in the release of a major package of works to deliver upgrades on three regional rail lines as part of the $1.75 billion Regional Rail Revival.

Rail Projects Victoria is seeking Expressions of Interest to design and build the bulk of the Gippsland Line Upgrade, Shepparton Line Upgrade, and Bendigo Line Upgrade.

Packaging these projects together will allow the most capable and experienced construction companies in Victoria to compete for the multi-million-dollar package of works.

The project will include upgrading signalling, duplicating track, crossing loops, additional and extended platforms and level crossing upgrades to deliver huge benefits for passengers.

These works mean more regional Victorians can look forward to better train services, and will create hundreds of jobs across the state.

Planning and site investigations across the three lines are already well underway, with construction to begin as early as next year.

Construction on the Gippsland-Shepparton-Bendigo package of works is targeted for completion in 2022, subject to planning and environmental approvals.

The Expression of Interest is now open.

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